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Old 11-08-2018, 04:49 PM
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The Re purposers strike again !

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TRU...ry!02766!US!-1

And I'll bet you think it only happens to TVs
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:14 PM
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And I'll bet you think it only happens to TVs
That one looks old!
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:52 PM
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What, no 8-track?

Ford AM/FM stereo radio, 1976 model I believe.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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Wasn't expecting that...lol
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:56 PM
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It's interesting and hideous at the same time.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:48 PM
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Not a bad idea in my mind. This could be handy for someone who jumped between various trucks or equipment on a regular basis. I wouldn't condone messing up a caddy for such a thing these days but back when this was done, why not?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:45 PM
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You know, this might not be as recent of a conversion as we might be calling it.
Look at the wiring. Look at the fasteners. This almost feels like something that was done back in the 80's or 90's. It doesn't carry the telltale markings of being done anytime recently and it's also really filthy.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:58 PM
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You know, this might not be as recent of a conversion as we might be calling it.
Look at the wiring. Look at the fasteners. This almost feels like something that was done back in the 80's or 90's. It doesn't carry the telltale markings of being done anytime recently and it's also really filthy.
I would agree, especially with the Kraco speakers.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:07 AM
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Definitely an old conversion. I mean... it's kind of neat, actually. And it's just a box that they 'ruined,' at the end of the day. At least they didn't butcher a beautiful old radio or tv.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:49 AM
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Yee-Haw!!! It ain't got no Ate-Track....but it has a SEE-BEE radidio!!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:49 PM
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Not a bad idea in my mind. This could be handy for someone who jumped between various trucks or equipment on a regular basis. I wouldn't condone messing up a caddy for such a thing these days but back when this was done, why not?
It wouldn't be very practical as each vehicle would need a CB antenna. Also, a rig that didn't already have a CB would seem pretty strange to me. I suppose it would have made for a decent anti-theft device in the 70s, just less elegant than those pull-out car stereos that came along before those with detachable faceplates.

I knew someone with a 1984 Ford Bronco II whose dash plate was made for a radio like the one built into this caddy; he butchered it badly to install one of those pull-out units. It was kind of pointless really, he just swapped out one cassette stereo for another.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:44 PM
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It wouldn't be very practical as each vehicle would need a CB antenna. Also, a rig that didn't already have a CB would seem pretty strange to me. I suppose it would have made for a decent anti-theft device in the 70s, just less elegant than those pull-out car stereos that came along before those with detachable faceplates.

I knew someone with a 1984 Ford Bronco II whose dash plate was made for a radio like the one built into this caddy; he butchered it badly to install one of those pull-out units. It was kind of pointless really, he just swapped out one cassette stereo for another.
I could see someone working with construction equipment using the CB aspect of it. If say you are unloading an excavator from a flatbed semi doing some work with it then loading it and moving it.
Another application might be a farm hand job...Some have their own gear, some borrow what the farm has...If you were the guy without your own tractor, your buddies coordinated via CB and you were hoping from tractor to tractor you might want such a rig.

All that said it still could be a more recent build...Just because something was assembled with 20-30-year-old parts doesn't mean someone with a bunch of 30-year-old parts did not make it last week.

I could easily put together a 40's radio that never existed before with all the period parts and sets I have...The same for a tube TV.
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